The Rose is a little jewel of a cinema with a world-class line-up of movies, plays, ballets and operas from around the globe. Our generous, culture-loving fans are the heart of this historic theatre, and part of what makes Port Townsend so rich and so unique.
Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's 1926 THE GENERAL is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing. This digital edition was mastered in from a 35mm archive print struck from the original camera negative. Part of the Kino Lorber Repertory Series ($8 each or $20 for all three).
Catherine Gund's deeply affectionate paean to her mother - philanthropist and art collector extraordinaire Agnes Gund explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of this legendary art collector and philanthropist, a woman whose profound experiences with guilt and empathy fuel her decision to sell a beloved painting and gift $100 million to establish The Art for Justice Fund -- with the aim of reducing mass incarceration. 91 min.
The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton's career, this effervescent flick stars Keaton as Willie, a Boston collegian who returns to his hometown to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain, who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king, who coincidentally is the father of Willie's sweetheart. Hijinks naturally ensue. Part of the Kino Lorber Repertory Series ($8 each or $20 for all three).
An enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin is a self-taught proletarian who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry. The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this passionate, enveloping tale, based on Jack London's 1909 novel. 129 min.
The inspiring story of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat's in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world. 93 min.
Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Countering this was Rock Against Racism, a movement that swept across the UK and Europe and culminated in a 100,000+ person march and a legendary concert event – Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style. NR, 84 min.
Ted's story is one of fate, love, hard knocks, and redemption. It's the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in '75 and building an unlikely empire with donuts. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By '79 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, a great rise can come with a great fall. 94 min.